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ELA 2012 G8:M3B:U2

Case Study: The Media as Storytellers in Carlotta’s Journey

Lesson 1Building Background Knowledge: The Desegregation of Schools and Brown v. Board of Education

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Engaging the Reader: Sharing Structured Notes (3 minutes)

     B.  Reviewing the Learning Target (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Building Background Knowledge: Brown v. Board of Education (8 minutes)

     B.  Reading Brown v. Board of Education Excerpts (27 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Reviewing the Learning Targets and Previewing Homework (5 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.  Read Chapter 7, pages 124-140 in A Mighty Long Way and complete the structured notes.

  • A Mighty Long Way structured notes, Chapter 6, pages 99–123 (from homework)

Lesson 2Close Reading: Brown v. Board of Education

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Engaging the Reader: Sharing Structured Notes (4 minutes)

     B.  Reviewing Learning Targets (3 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Close Reading: Brown v Board of Education Excerpts (33 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Revisiting Learning Targets and Previewing Homework (5 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.  Read Chapter 8, pages 141-162 in A Mighty Long Way and complete the structured notes.

  • A Mighty Long Way structured notes, Chapter 7, pages 124–140 (from homework)
  • Answers to text-dependent questions
  • Whip Around/Go Around

Lesson 3Pairing Texts: Understanding Brown v. Board of Education’s Impact on Carlotta’s Journey

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Engaging the Reader: Homework Focus Question (3 minutes)

     B.  Reviewing Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Modeling Text Comparison: Brown v. Board of Education and A Mighty Long Way (10 minutes)

     B.  Carlotta’s Journey: Jigsaw (20 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

    A.  Debrief Learning Targets (5 minutes)

    B.  Introduction to Little Rock Girl 1957 and Previewing Homework (5 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.  Read Chapters 1–2, pages 4-27 in Little Rock Girl 1957 and complete the structured notes.

  • A Mighty Long Way structured notes, Chapter 8, pages 141–162 (from homework)
  • Paired Text note-catcher
  • Exit ticket
  • Jigsaw

Lesson 4Advantages and Disadvantages of Various Mediums: The Montgomery Bus Boycott Speech

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A. Engaging the Reader: Defining “Mediums” and Previewing Images of Rosa Parks (7 minutes)

     B. Reviewing Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Evaluating Advantages and Disadvantages of Speech and Text (10 minutes)

     B.  Reading for Gist: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Montgomery Bus Boycott Speech (23 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Previewing Homework (3 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.  Reread Dr. King’s Montgomery Bus Boycott speech and define any words or phrases that you underlined in your own words.

  • Analyzing Mediums graphic organizer
  • Gist of Montgomery Bus Boycott speech

Lesson 5Close Reading: The Montgomery Bus Boycott Speech

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Engaging the Reader: Sharing Structured Notes (5 minutes)

     B.  Reviewing Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

    A.  Close Reading: Montgomery Bus Boycott Speech (30 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Partner Share (3 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.  Read Chapter 3 of Little Rock Girl 1957 and complete the structured notes.

  • Little Rock Girl 1957 structured notes, Chapters 1–2, pages 4–27 (from Lesson 3 homework)
  • Answers to Montgomery Bus Boycott speech text-dependent questions

Lesson 6Analyzing Language in a Speech: The Montgomery Bus Boycott Speech

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Analyzing Voice: Active and Passive Sentences (10 minutes)

     B.  Reviewing Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Group Brainstorm: What Makes a Good Speech? (8 minutes)

     B.  Listening to the Speech and Tracking Dr. King’s Speaking Methods (20 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Turn and Talk (5 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.  Continue with independent reading.

  • Active and passive sentences handout
  • What Makes a Good Speech note-catcher

Lesson 7Analyzing the Power of Different Mediums: Little Rock Girl 1957

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Engaging the Reader: History of Mass Communication (7 minutes)

     B.  Reviewing Learning Targets (1 minute)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Evaluating Advantages and Disadvantages of Photography as a Medium (10 minutes)

     B.  Introducing the End of Unit 2 Assessment Prompt and Analyzing the Impact of the Press in Little Rock Girl 1957 (25 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

    A.  Debrief Learning Targets (1 minute)

    B.  Previewing Homework (1 minute)

4.  Homework

     A.  Read Chapter 9, pages 161–191 in A Mighty Long Way and complete the structured notes.

  • Little Rock Girl 1957 structured notes, Chapter 3, pages 28–37 (from Lesson 5 homework)
  • Gathering Evidence note-catcher
  • Analyzing Mediums graphic organizer

Lesson 8Analyzing the Power of Different Mediums: A Mighty Long Way

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Engaging the Reader: Adding to the Journey to Justice Note-catcher (5 minutes)

     B.  Reviewing Learning Targets (1 minute)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Evaluating Advantages and Disadvantages of Video as a Medium (10 minutes)

     B.  Analyzing the Impact of the Press in A Mighty Long Way (25 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Debrief Learning Targets and Previewing Homework (4 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.  Read Chapter 4 in Little Rock Girl 1957 and complete the structured notes.

  • A Mighty Long Way structured notes, Chapter 9, pages 163–172 (from homework)
  • Analyzing Mediums graphic organizer
  • Journey to Justice note-catcher
  • Gathering Evidence note-catcher

Lesson 9Analyzing Different Mediums: Advantages and Disadvantages

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Analyzing Little Rock Girl 1957 (10 minutes)

     B.  Reviewing Learning Targets (3 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Analyzing Voice: Conditional and Subjunctive Mood (15 minutes)

     B.  Arkansas Gazette Editorial: Evaluating the Advantages and Disadvantages of Text as a Medium (15 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Debrief Learning Targets and Previewing Homework (2 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.  Read Chapter 10 in A Mighty Long Way and complete the structured notes.

  • Little Rock Girl 1957 structured notes, Chapter 4, pages 38–55 (from homework)

Lesson 10Analyzing Events: Carlotta’s Journey

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Reviewing Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Chalk Talk: Carlotta’s Journey (23 minutes)

     B.  Checking in on Independent Reading (15 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Debrief Learning Targets and Previewing Homework (5 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.  Read Chapter 11 in A Mighty Long Way and complete the structured notes.

     B.  Update the Gathering Evidence note-catcher.

  • A Mighty Long Way Structured Notes, Chapter 10, pages 173–191 (from homework)
  • Carlotta’s journey text-dependent questions
  • Gathering Evidence note-catcher

Lesson 11Mid-Unit Assessment: Classifying and Evaluating Primary Sources

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Engaging the Reader: Sharing Structured Notes (5 minutes)

     B.  Reviewing Learning Targets (4 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Mid-Unit 2 Assessment: Gallery Walk (35 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Previewing Homework (1 minute)

4.  Homework

     A.  Read Chapter 12 in A Mighty Long Way and complete the structured notes.

  • A Mighty Long Way structured notes, Chapter 11, pages 192–199 (from homework)
  • Gathering Evidence note-catcher
  • Mid-Unit 2 Assessment
  • Gallery Walk

Lesson 12Analyzing Author’s Craft: “I Have a Dream”

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

    A.  Sharing Structured Notes and Reviewing Learning Targets (8 minutes)

2.  Work Time

    A.  Close Read: “I Have a Dream” (35 minutes)

3.  Closing

     A.  Previewing Homework (2 minute)

4.  Homework

     A.  Read Chapter 13 and complete the structured notes.

  • A Mighty Long Way structured notes, Chapter 12, pages 200–210 (from homework)
  • Answers to text-dependent questions

Lesson 13Language Analysis: “I Have a Dream”

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Sharing Structured Notes and Review Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Analyzing Language in “I Have a Dream” (27 minutes)

     B.  Carlotta’s Journey to Justice (10 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Previewing Homework (3 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.  Read Chapter 14 in A Mighty Long Way and complete the structured notes.

  • A Mighty Long Way structured notes, Chapter 13, pages 211–227 (from homework)
  • Language Analysis: “I Have a Dream”

Lesson 14Informational Essay Planning: Studying the Essay Prompt and Gathering Evidence

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Engaging the Reader: Homework Focus Question (3 minutes)

     B.  Reviewing Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Gathering Evidence: The Impact of Various Mediums on the Story of the Little Rock Nine (30 minutes)

     B.  Analyzing the Essay Prompt (8 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A. Exit Ticket (2 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.  Read Chapter 15 in A Mighty Long Way and complete the structured notes.

  • A Mighty Long Way structured notes, Chapter 14, pages 228–238 (from homework)
  • Exit ticket

Lesson 15Informational Essay Planning: Analyzing and Selecting Evidence

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Engaging the Reader: Homework Focus Question (2 minutes)

     B.  Reviewing Learning Targets (1 minute)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Analyzing Evidence: Coding and Selecting the Strongest Evidence (35 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

     A. Exit Ticket (5 minutes)

     B.  Previewing Homework (2 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.  Select the strongest evidence to use in your essay.

  • A Mighty Long Way structured notes, Chapter 15, pages 239–254 (from homework)
  • Gathering Evidence note-catcher
  • Written Conversation

Lesson 16Informational Essay Planning: Essay Rubric and Essay Planner

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Engaging the Writer and Reviewing Learning Targets (7 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Reviewing the Essay Rubric (15 minutes)

     B.  Language Mini-lesson:  Active and Passive Voice (5 minutes)

     C.  Planning the Essay (15 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Previewing Homework (3 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.  Finish your Informational Essay Planner.

  • Gathering Evidence note-catcher

Lesson 17End of Unit 2 Assessment, Part 1: Best First Draft of an Informational Essay

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Reviewing Learning Targets (3 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A.  End of Unit 2 Assessment, Part 1: Drafting the Essay (40 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Debrief Essay Writing (2 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.  Finish your informational essay draft.

  • End of Unit 2 Assessment, Part 1 (students may complete in class or finish for homework)

Lesson 18Analyzing an Author’s Craft Part 1: Carlotta’s Journey to Justice

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Engaging the Writer: Turn in Informational Essay and Review Learning Targets (3 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Carlotta’s Journey: Dignity (30 minutes)

     B.  Read-aloud: “Finding My Voice” (11 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Previewing Homework (1 minute)

4.  Homework

     A.  Read Chapter 16 and complete the structured notes.

  • Informational essay drafts (from homework)
  • Dignity Word Web

Lesson 19Analyzing an Author’s Craft Part 2: Carlotta’s Journey to Justice

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Engaging the Writer: Language Techniques (13 minutes)

     B.  Reviewing Learning Targets (1 minute)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Analyzing the Journey: “This Little Light of Mine” (26 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Exit Ticket: Conditional and Subjunctive Moods (5 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.  Read Chapter 17 and complete the structured notes.

  • A Mighty Long Way structured notes, Chapter 16, pages 255–264 (from homework)
  • Sentence voice and mood
  • Exit ticket

Lesson 20End of Unit 2 Assessment, Part 2: Revising the Informational Essay

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Engaging the Writer: Reviewing Feedback on Essay Drafts (9 minutes)

     B.  Language Mini Lesson (5 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A.  End of Unit 2 Assessment, Part 2: Complete Final Draft of Essay (30 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Previewing Homework (1 minute)

4. Homework

     A.  Finish revising and be prepared to turn in your final draft in the next lesson.

  • End of Unit 2 Assessment, Part 2

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